An alarm is calling for your team’s attention! Put on your boots blackened by soot, assemble your team for the mission and head to the site of emergency. In this realistic mixture of simulation, management and RTS game you take part in exciting firefighting and rescue missions as the head of fire department, assemble your force and...
User reviews: Mixed (258 reviews) - 59% of the 258 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013

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About This Game

An alarm is calling for your team’s attention!

Put on your boots blackened by soot, assemble your team for the mission and head to the site of emergency.

In this realistic mixture of simulation, management and RTS game you take part in exciting firefighting and rescue missions as the head of fire department, assemble your force and gradually develop your station.During complex missions where decisions over life and death are often made, you will get to know what it means to be a true hero of everyday life.

Recruit personnel with different backgrounds for your US rescue crew, e.g. firefighters and paramedics. You can also purchase new vehicles such as variety of fire engines and ambulances and furnish your fire station by buying various props, e.g. office desks, training materials, gym machines etc. Your team must work together to extinguish fires and neutralize fire sources in real-time by using extinguishers, fire hoses and even foam cannons. Use the cutting device to rescue and recover trapped people from crashed vehicles, assess their condition and render treatment. Each completed mission earns you money that you may invest in the development of your fire station, hiring new personnel for your rescue crew and purchasing additional rescue vehicles. Distribute different station duties such as vehicle maintenance, cooking and cleaning to your crew. Keep up their morale by providing them with free time options. Gain experience and gradually face greater emergencies!

Key Features:

  • A great variety of rescue vehicles inspired by real US fire engines and ambulances.
  • During varied day and night missions you will encounter different types of emergencies, e.g. train derailments, burning houses, traffic accidents, air crashes, industrial fires etc.
  • Iconic map designs based around Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Miami fire departments with an exceptional level of realism.
  • Rescue trapped people from damaged cars and render first aid as a paramedic at the supervision of an emergency physician.
  • Manage the versatile tasks of paramedics and come to know your personal team of everyday heroes.
  • Keep up your team’s morale by providing them with free time options, when they are off-duty.
  • Purchase new firefighting vehicles and ambulances and recruit new personnel for your rescue team.
  • Customize your vehicles with different striping schemes.
  • Includes innovative and realistic hose setup system for missions, operations inside buildings and radio communication.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium IV CPU 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 256 MB memory (GeForce 8000 equivalent or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound and video
Helpful customer reviews
138 of 159 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Here's a link to the first part of my impressions series on this game

There's a surprising amount of fun to be had here, but the game is severely lacking in challenge if you're a core gamer. Still worth checking out though and the price is pretty right in my opinion.
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48 of 53 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
In Rescue – Everyday Heroes you play the boss of a fire station in charge of responding to emergencies of all types in the local area. While described as a simulation, casual would be a much better characterisation.

The game takes part in two parts, the first a Sims-like fire station where you hire and fire firefighters and paramedics, assign them different jobs around the station like dispatch or maintenance or improve their skills at the lecture room or gym. Your also have to monitor their individual moods, assign them a job they like, it goes up, if something goes wrong in their lives, favourite football team loses, it goes down and they are useless. You can also cover the fire station in all sorts of furniture, some useful, some purely cosmetic.

The second part of the game is the actual fire fighting and treating injured citizens and transporting them to hospital. Here you take a combination of vehicles to a locations in the city, bins on fire, plane crashes, truck crashes and the like and put out the fire and treat and transport any survivors. Water is obviously the most important resource here, you either need to find a fire hydrant and hook up a supply hose and then the standard hoses to that or bring your own water in the form of a tanker. As you make your way through the campaign newer vehicles will unlock, many carry their own water and even have a remote fire hose on the roof. Eventually you'll just bring these firetrucks, someone's barbecue is on fire? Smash down the fence with your trucks and blast that BBQ across the backyard into the neighbour's kitchen. Fire out, job done.

Paramedics also play an important role in the game. Accidents often leave injured strew across the scene and the first job is to assign a paramedic to triage each and treat them in order of most injured to least and transport them to the hospital. Once a patient gets to the purple state you lose money from your mission score so be sure to look after the most injured first. Do they die if you leave them too long? I don't know, it never seemed to happen. I once thought I had finished a mission but it said there was one more patient, turned out I'd parked an Ambulance on top of him. He was fine, probably sued the crap out of the city though. If things get too hectic you can also hire extra ambulances, doctors and firetrucks at a cost, but you'll never run out of cash.

There are a few issues though. Pathing is poor and clicking, selecting and giving orders is inexact at best. Often trying to assign the second paramedic to a stretcher is an exercise in frustration as they either can't work out how to get there or the stretcher has clipped into something else. Also why on earth can't firefighters carry stretchers? I understand they are not trained in advanced medicine, but any clown can carry the other end. It would give them something to do after the fire is out. There are also no female fire fighters or paramedics. Some mission take place indoors and here the performance can take quite a hit, chugging along for no real reason.

The campaign is not particularly long, 5-6 hours at most, though there is a free-play mode where you only have to fight fires, no base management. I played though the campaign in one sitting but I can't recommend paying full price. On special or from a bundle and it's good fun for a few hours.

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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
I enjoy the game, worth the cost to me. Spend more than that on 12 pk. and it doesn't last as long. It's not gonna win game of the year or anything but it makes for a fun time killer. I play 30+ mins. and either play something else or get back to that dreaded MMO called real life. Only issue I've had is the pathing issues of the fire trucks and firemen but nothing that ruins the game for me. The developers have already talked about addressing these issues a.s.a.p. Over all I'd give it 6/10 (7/10 once the patch) Cheers!
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188 of 294 people (64%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Where to start.

This is released as a standlone game, even though this should have been a patch for version 1.0.
The same problems are there in this one as it was in 1.0 , infact it is exactly the same game all that appears to have changed is they have added a handful of new maps, even the managment station is exactly the same as before, now how cheap is that?

They did not patch or fix 1.0 so do not expect them too with this one.

This is probably the biggest cheap way of dealing with customers i have seen for awhile but the game can be fun in parts, it will just be ovber in a nights play.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
I recommend this game because it is different and it has a fun concept. The modeling and graphics are fit the game nicely. There are a few drawbacks though. The controls and (not sure what its called) the going through clicking buttons whatever is hard. It is not very easy to command a unit to do something, this is not good when in an emergency. The map is very limited, which makes the missions feel repetitve. There are also some minor glitches, like firemen getting stuck in firetrucks, ambulance doesn't want to got to the hospital, etc. If you think it looks interesting, buy it, I still find it very fun.

ALSO: Although I do recommend this game, Emergency: Fire Response is better. I highly recommend that game, if you can get your hands on one. (Ask me for details)
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